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Archive for April 7th, 2009

abestpartner0 – Did You Buy a 32GB Kingston DT150 32GB 32 GB DataTraveler 150 USB Flash Drive From This eBay Seller?

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If you purchased a USB Flash Drive from abestpartner0 eBay please test it immediately to ensure that you have the advertised capacity. Please see: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives for testing information and where you can find the software to download.

eBay has deregistered this seller after he sold over 1300+ counterfeit Kingston DT150 32GB 32 GB DataTraveler 150 USB 2.0 Flash Drives. abestpartner0 earned over $50,000 at the expense of eBay members.

Time is running out to file a dispute, please read these articles for help.

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Written by KittyFireFlash

April 7, 2009 at 6:41 PM

UK seller moneyworx11 sells massive fake capacity flash drive

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moneyworx11 Yet again a seller in the uk has listed a non-existent capacity drive. Can we stress yet again that there is NO SUCH THING AS A 120GB USB FLASH DRIVE

The seller, moneyworx11, may be a deliberate fraudster as buyer IDs are being kept private.

Written by fightflashfraud

April 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Is Kingston And Sony Making Cheap 16GB USB Flash Drives? A Sony MicroVault DataTraveler Wholesale $11 US

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Sony and Kingston, are they joining forces to make a Sony MicroVault DataTraveler usb flash drive? Yes you can buy them wholesale. The best of both worlds Sony and Kingston. Their famous usb flash drive names: MicroVault and Datatraveler.

Of course there is no such thing. Kingston did not make it and Sony did not make it. FlashChipTutor is convinced they are not the ones to come up with such a hybrid. Of course it is just more fake flash spin. You can buy them cheap too. These 16GB fakes are selling at less then the cost of an grade A 8GB flash drive chip!

Naturally you can expect to NOT receive the advertised capacity. This the famous little fake that sports the Sony name and the Microvault brand. SOSFakeFlash doesn’t have a true capacity on record higher than 512MB so far. It can be just about any size you want it to be, fake flash reprogrammers are happy to oblige so long as they get their cut. The bigger you want it to be, the more they will charge you. This little counterfeit has been sold in sizes as high as 500GB! There are no usb flash pen sticks on the market for consumers higher than 64GB. This famous counterfeit does a lot of damage to buyers data. If you want to lose your precious files, buy this drive. If you are a reseller who wants to cheat people and then be chased from pillar to post by angry buyers and have the police knocking at your door this is thing to sell.

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.



If you want to review all the counterfeits found on eBay you can visit these two sites. Just type in the word Kingston in the search box to see what is currently documented: